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Old 24th September 2010, 09:03 PM
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So HD you removed the stickers one by one and reapplied them as normal after cleaning? What kind of sorcery is this?
Yup. I removed all the stickers and then when its white, reapplied them. Merlin's magic potion removes stickers fast and easy and when dry allows stickers to re-attain their natural stickiness.

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hmmm does that mean pretty soon the white will turn back to dirty brown again
Hmmm... I really don't know. Right now the entire nosecone area has returned to its original jet black lustre. The white is still looking pretty sharp.

These are pics from Wednesday (2 days ago).



Close up of black nosecone area.
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Old 24th September 2010, 09:18 PM
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Great tips, I wish I'd known this earlier.
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Old 24th September 2010, 10:14 PM
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Great tips, I wish I'd known this earlier.
the magic juice can also loosen stiff joints...
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Old 26th September 2010, 10:02 AM
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Whitening of all of Dai Atlas' white parts that are slightly yellowed have began. I've placed them in my trusty bottle of 3% H2O2 at my buddy's 50th floor apartment at World Tower. That high up (closer to the sky ) and with the amount of sun it gets, I'm suspecting 1.5 to 2 days would do it.

"Before" pictures...



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Old 26th September 2010, 02:48 PM
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congrats on fixing up your galaxy shuttle HD!
Always great to see toys being revitalised to their former glory.

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This is the soaking jar:
man that jar looks pretty big. how wide is it?

im actually very surprised that you can whiten all of the parts only after a few days in the sun with 3% H2O2. usually at that low concentration it would take me weeks and the overcrowding of the parts doesnt help either. that is why i swapped over to using a UV lamp and much higher concentration H2O2.

perhaps sydney's sunlight is more UV intense than perth? LOL

cant wait to see you whiten your other victory and masterforce TFs.
for some reason, the white plastic from those series appears to be more susceptible to yellowing...
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Old 29th September 2010, 06:36 PM
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The Slugslinger dual cockpit has finally finished restoring much of it's color. Unfortunately it is far from perfect.

The color isn't exactly like the original as it has a bleached sort of look. On top of that much of the surface has been damaged with odd powdery looking spots - This seems to be a common plastic surface reaction to the H2O2 with 1987 toys. Oddly enough, the unyellowed surface area under the plastic is unspoiled.

On the bright side, this will certainly display much better than a yellowed figure as you can see by the picture but it will still have a worn and damaged look on the surface of the plastic. Due to this, I would not classify the result as a fix.

Unfortunately the surface defects don't come out in photos but are very visible in person. I have also linked a high-res picture which shows a bit of the surface defects at the tip of the nosecones but it still not representative of the actual damage.



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http://kupscigar.com/fixes/1azyellow4.JPG
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Old 29th September 2010, 08:52 PM
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Regardless of the damage Kup, Wow! - That is a hell of an improvement!
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Still an improvement though. Bring it along to the meet on Saturday, would be good to see it in person.
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Old 29th September 2010, 09:46 PM
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definitely an improvement! Is it closer to white now than grey?
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The Slugslinger dual cockpit has finally finished restoring much of it's color. Unfortunately it is far from perfect.

The color isn't exactly like the original as it has a bleached sort of look. On top of that much of the surface has been damaged with odd powdery looking spots - This seems to be a common plastic surface reaction to the H2O2 with 1987 toys. Oddly enough, the unyellowed surface area under the plastic is unspoiled.

On the bright side, this will certainly display much better than a yellowed figure as you can see by the picture but it will still have a worn and damaged look on the surface of the plastic. Due to this, I would not classify the result as a fix.

Unfortunately the surface defects don't come out in photos but are very visible in person. I have also linked a high-res picture which shows a bit of the surface defects at the tip of the nosecones but it still not representative of the actual damage.



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http://kupscigar.com/fixes/1azyellow4.JPG
This is exactly what has happened to a part of my Fort Max.
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